Maine Lawmakers Move To Impeach Republican Governor Paul LePage

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Two Independent and four Democratic lawmakers announced on Thursday that they plan to launch impeachment proceedings against Maine Governor Paul LePage (R). Independent Representative Jeffrey Evangelos is spearheading the effort to impeach the governor for abusing his power.

In a statement, Evangelos said:

I’m asking my fellow legislators to study abuse of authority, conduct unbecoming and possible misuse of public assets. I believe that Gov. LePage has violated his authority by intimidating a private entity with the end objective of violating speaker Eves’ civil rights, his ability to seek outside employment and provide for his family.

Governor LePage is accused of blackmailing the Good Will-Hinckley School board by threatening to withhold half a million dollars in funding if they extended a job offer to Democratic House Speaker Mike Eves.

LePage has not denied the accusations. Instead he has doubled down on attacking Eves. In a statement the governor subtly reiterated his blackmail threat by arguing:

To provide half-a-million dollars in taxpayer funding to a charter school that would be headed by Maine’s most vehement anti-charter-school politician is not only the height of hypocrisy, it is absolutely unacceptable.

Eves’ Attorney David Webbert is considering a lawsuit against the governor. In an interview, Webbert stated:

Under the First Amendment, the governor is clearly prohibited from using the money of our state government to exact revenge on public officials because they do not vote the way the governor wants. This is not how Maine’s system of government is supposed to work. The governor’s tyrannical behavior threatens our democratic institutions.

Governor LePage has consistently used bullying tactics to try to enforce his will on the state of Maine. However, his apparent attempt to blackmail a school district to settle a score with a political foe may prove the governor’s undoing. Maine lawmakers are gearing up to impeach their bully governor, and for many Maine residents, LePage’s removal from office can’t come soon enough.

36 Replies to “Maine Lawmakers Move To Impeach Republican Governor Paul LePage”

  1. I don’t remember his name but that 3rd party candidate twice know he couldn’t win played spoiler and let this teabagging idiot win. There should be an investigation to see if he has benefited for his treachery.

  2. Why is it photographs of Republican politicians make them look like they have santorum dripping from their chins?

  3. Oraia, kyrie Evangele!!!!!! Get that fvcker!!!!

    LePage is among the stupidest, most childish, most uncouth, and most repulsive of all Republicans. And that’s pretty d@mned bad.

  4. My Momma always said Republican politicians had thin lips so the lies could roll off the tongue easier.
    I’m pretty sure she was correct.
    I miss her.

  5. Oh, I don’t know, I always thought Chris Christie deserved those kind words. Frankly I think they are both cut from the same cloth.

    My question is; why do these AHs think they can pull this garbage and not suffer the consequences?

  6. Once (Christie) is happenstance.
    Twice (Perry) is coincidence.
    Three times (LePage) is a pattern.

    Republicans just naturally fester in corruption.

  7. In Michigan last fall, Democrats cast two million more votes than the GOP. Want to know how many statewide races we won? ONE…we held onto the Senate seat Levin vacated. That’s it. Gerrymandering took care of the rest of the ‘will of the people.’ Oh, and this is the state that voted DOWN emergency managers in 2010, and by December, Snyder’s troops had voted it back in in a lame duck, after midnight session, with no discussion allowed. THAT is what is going on in the Koch-run states now…no democracy.

  8. How can you take it back from the same ones who are controlling your party as well as the Republican party. Two parties one money supply.

  9. I am surprised Paul Lepage is not a Republican presidential nominee because if you average all the Republican presidential nominee personalities, mentalities, ideas and idealogies, you’d have a Lepage.

  10. We need someone that can rally the people for unrelenting active peaceful protest to strengthen our democracy. We would need nationwide strikes, boycotts, marches and sit-ins lead by one such as Dr. ML King was.

  11. I graduated from Averill High School at Good Will in 1957. The five years I spent at Good Will were the best years of my young life. For anyone- a governor no less- to play politics with what that school can do for young people’s lives is reprehensible. The people of Maine are not well served by this kind of vindictive behavior by a so called public servant.

  12. Wouldn’t have to deal with LePage if it weren’t for rich a-holes with self funded campaigns splitting the liberal vote.

  13. We didn’t vote for him. Elliot Cutler split the liberal vote so LePage was able to just walk right in uncontested.

  14. Meanwhile, the Democrats and RHINO’s give $6 Million to ILLEGAL immigrants, and then whine about not having enough money for programs like, education.

    You had better look at the whole story. Speaker Eaves (who supports the teachers unions that hate charter schools) was hired by one of his cronies.

  15. One more thing… I am from Maine. Our legislature has been corrupt for almost 30 years. Gov. Lepage is the first Governor to stand up to them. That is why he got re-elected in the first place. It’s refreshing to have real person as Governor, rather than the usual phony politicians like Mark Eaves.

  16. Lepage has gone to far he doesn t have respect for the working class people and think that there are jobs in which there none and taxes are going up cost of living are Maine people poor they should eject him he lied to the Maine people , he spends it on him self , he acts like a kid grow up Lepage , kids could do a better job

  17. I’m surprised no one thought of this his first year in office when he worked so diligently at becoming a national disgrace!

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